The 2nd edition of International Sand Art Festival is going to be held at Konark, Puri from 1 Dec 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 during the world famous annual Konark Festival.
The sand art will be organized at Chandrabhaga beach, around 1 KM distant from the world heritage site Konark Sun Temple.
History of International Sand Art Festival
The International Sand Art Festival was started in 2015 on the Chandrabhaga beach, a short distance from Konark. It was a part of the Konark Dance Festival that is organized during the same time.
Due to the proximity from Konark Sun Temple, both these events have tourists crowding from all over the world.
The 2nd edition is to be held on December 1-5, 2017.
Eight foreign participants and 62 from India will be taking part in the festival. One stall has been given to two differently-abled artists, said sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, who is the brand ambassador of the festival.